How to use ANCHE in Italian

Anche in Italian

Anche is an adverb (it modifies a verb) that can be translated into English as “too”, “also” or “as well”.

OriginFrom the Latin word hanc ho(ram), “still”

Too, also, as well

Anche in Italian: Examples

L’amore è cieco. Anche l’odio lo è.
Love is blind. Hate is blind too.

Paolo è un cameriere e anche un attore.
Paolo is a waiter and also an actor.

Studia inglese, ma anche tedesco.
He’s studying English, but he’s also studying German.

Sai parlare anche il giapponese?
Can you also speak Japanese?

Gli piace non solo la musica ma anche lo sport.
He likes not only music but also sport.

Anche a me piace questo colore.
I like this color, too.

little kid coloring easter eggs

Anche in Italian: Usage

Unlike the English adverb “too”, anche is never used at the end of a sentence. You’ll find it just before the action or the person to whom it is related.

Federico non è solo gentile, ma anche onesto.
Federico is not only kind but also honest.

Anche tu vai a letto tardi la sera?
Do you also go to bed late at night?

Anche Jim verrà alla festa.
Jim’s coming to the party, too.

people partying with cocktails

Another popular synonym for anche is pure, but it’s less commonly used.

Questa regola vale pure per te.
This rule also applies to you.

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